Your best work gloves?

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by AlwaysChafed, May 20, 2013.

  1. AlwaysChafed

    AlwaysChafed Member

    What is everyone using?

    I'm looking for gloves that are thin, durable, and a "possibility" of lasting six months.

    The PVC coated gloves are OK at best, they wear out pretty fast, and your hands smell like poop forever. Something about that coating is rancid to my nose, lasting throughout the weekend, lol. Pumice doesn't even penetrate that smell or cut it off. I was thinking batting gloves but those might be too thin... Any recommendation is greatly appreciated.
  2. TooTechie

    TooTechie Geek in Brown

    you're better off finding cheap ones you can replace frequently unless you and those around you dont mind smelly gloves. right now there is a deal at home depot 3 pairs of FG gloves for 9.88. i change mine every 2 to 3 weeks so 20 bucks gets you through the summer. youll find the 3 packs of which i speak in a bin near the customer service counter
  3. AlwaysChafed

    AlwaysChafed Member

    That's not bad! I'll check them out.

    Yeah, I can handle them for about a month, then it's sock smell time and into the bin.
  4. Returntosender

    Returntosender Well-Known Member

    Fox motorcycle gloves.
  5. stink219

    stink219 Well-Known Member

    Ironclad box handler gloves.
  6. AlwaysChafed

    AlwaysChafed Member

    Are those thin enough for the DIAD/Stylus?
  7. Anonymous 10

    Anonymous 10 Guest

    Highflex light by Ansel
  8. stink219

    stink219 Well-Known Member

    I don't use glove all year. Only Oct to March. This will be my first DIAD 5 peak. About 3 guys wear them all year and haven't heard any compains.
  9. no_map_needed

    no_map_needed Member

  10. serco

    serco Member

    Ninja lights super thin, no stink, and they are breathable. But they only come in navy blue! Best ive found yet. Last 2 -3 weeks!
  11. Cementups

    Cementups Box Monkey

    This is what I use as well, but as Stink said, I only wear gloves through the cold, dry months. The rest of the year I go barehand.
  12. stink219

    stink219 Well-Known Member

    Also, the ironclads are washable. Don't machine dry them. Only air dry.
  13. sigreq

    sigreq Member

    Gloves? Sorry I didn't realize I was in the FedEx cafe.... Anyone know cheapest place to get a mani pedi?
  14. uber

    uber Guest

    Gloves. LOL.

    Grow a set.
  15. AlwaysChafed

    AlwaysChafed Member

    Whatever lol. Enjoy those cut up hands. Seduction is from smoothness not sandpaper.
  16. TooTechie

    TooTechie Geek in Brown

    Its not just getting your hands cut up, cracked bleeding etc...Most of us have worked inside and have seen guys in a trailer snot on a box, or worse. Then there is the mystery goop. One night a package broke open and leaked on a bunch of other ones. It was like this sticky cinnamon smelling stuff that burnt a bunch of us. Our skin was burning like we were on fire. This stuff doesn't stay in the hub. We deliver it...Gloves for the win.
  17. AlwaysChafed

    AlwaysChafed Member

    True. I see blood on boxes, people spitting in the trailer, snot rockets, chew juice everywhere, etc. great point
  18. stink219

    stink219 Well-Known Member

    Must work in a warm climate?
  19. Cementups

    Cementups Box Monkey

    I wear gloves for one reason and one reason wife doesn't want gritty cut up hands caressing her boobies.
  20. cino321

    cino321 Active Member

    I wear gloves all year long, even during the summer. My hands are in great shape though.